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Highest Paying Cities for Postsecondary Physics Teachers

The top 100 highest paying cities for postsecondary physics teachers (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of postsecondary physics teachers in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $197,480, Rochester, New York is the highest paying city for postsecondary physics teachers. It is followed by San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California (average annual salary $166,740). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [1]. For more salary information of postsecondary physics teachers in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Postsecondary Physics Teachers

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Rochester, New York
$197,480
160
2 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$166,740
100
3 Ann Arbor, Michigan
$137,680
100
4 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$125,450
130
5 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$120,600
70
6 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$119,380
70
7 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$117,280
260
8 Akron, Ohio
$116,210
40
9 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$115,970
240
10 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania
$115,780
50
11 Ithaca, New York
$115,450
80
12 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$114,110
130
13 Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida
$113,630
30
14 Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, Florida
$112,800
30
15 Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina
$112,350
150
16 New York-Jersey City-White Plains, USA
$111,480
840
17 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$110,010
340
18 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$107,660
1,130
19 South Bend-Mishawaka, Michigan
$105,540
80
20 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$104,050
720
21 Columbus, Ohio
$103,130
110
22 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$103,060
340
23 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$102,650
160
24 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, USA
$102,330
440
25 Worcester, Massachusetts
$101,320
60
26 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$99,740
370
27 Springfield, Massachusetts
$99,300
90
28 Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, USA
$99,260
80
29 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$99,150
390
30 Madison, Wisconsin
$98,930
100
31 Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky
$98,850
50
32 Tallahassee, Florida
$98,810
60
33 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$98,270
230
34 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$97,590
380
35 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$97,460
390
36 Lansing-East Lansing, Michigan
$97,170
90
37 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas
$97,070
110
38 North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area, West Virginia
$96,790
30
39 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$96,290
60
40 Urban Honolulu, USA
$94,830
30
41 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$93,870
310
42 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, Rhode Island
$93,680
110
43 Dutchess County-Putnam County, USA
$93,550
50
44 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Florida
$92,860
80
45 West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, Florida
$92,630
60
46 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$92,230
60
47 Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
$92,010
40
48 Honolulu, Hawaii
$91,910
50
49 Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, Michigan
$91,690
70
50 Knoxville, Tennessee
$91,680
40
51 Indianapolis-Carmel, Indiana
$90,800
40
52 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$90,470
70
53 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, New York
$89,630
80
54 Columbia, Missouri
$89,340
50
55 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$89,280
90
56 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan
$88,760
100
57 San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
$86,170
50
58 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$86,070
90
59 Syracuse, New York
$86,020
70
60 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida
$85,660
70
61 Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, South Carolina
$84,900
50
62 Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area, Michigan
$84,280
60
63 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, Ohio
$84,200
80
64 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$84,150
160
65 Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, New York
$84,140
60
66 Richmond, Virginia
$84,100
50
67 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, Louisiana
$83,680
40
68 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
$83,490
140
69 Capital-Northern New York nonmetropolitan area, New York
$83,230
30
70 Baton Rouge, Louisiana
$82,870
70
71 Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area, Missouri
$82,060
30
72 Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area, Mississippi
$81,610
50
73 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$81,330
240
74 Colorado Springs, Colorado
$81,220
30
75 Camden, New Jersey
$81,080
80
76 Kalamazoo-Portage, Michigan
$80,980
40
77 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$80,870
370
78 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$80,080
240
79 Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, Missouri
$79,790
40
80 Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area, Minnesota
$79,580
30
81 Tuscaloosa, Alabama
$79,240
30
82 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$79,110
340
83 Louisville-Jefferson County, Kentucky
$78,620
30
84 Harrisonburg, Virginia
$78,440
40
85 St Louis, Missouri
$78,300
60
86 Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, USA
$78,280
40
87 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$78,000
150
88 Cincinnati-Middletown, Ohio
$77,610
90
89 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, South Carolina
$77,390
50
90 North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area, Massachusetts
$77,340
100
91 Birmingham-Hoover, Alabama
$76,880
30
92 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$76,610
170
93 El Paso, Texas
$76,370
40
94 Erie, Pennsylvania
$76,310
30
95 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$76,190
290
96 Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, USA
$75,980
30
97 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York
$75,860
120
98 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
$75,810
40
99 Lincoln, Nebraska
$75,780
40
100 Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area, Ohio
$75,060
40
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